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    Hi all. I've been lurking here for several months and finally decided today I should say hi, and I'm hoping you can maybe shed some light on my situation. You all seem so supportive of each other and I feel like I already know you even though you don't know me.

    A little about me: I'm 31 and my DH is 27. We are TTC our first baby on cycle #12. This is my first cycle on clomid, second cycle doing progesterone suppositories starting 48 hours after I ovulate (I have luteal phase defect) and I'm currently about 10 DPO.

    My ARNP wanted me to do a blood test around 7 DPO, but I didn't actually get it done until 9 DPO. I called for my results today and I was told that the HCG was negative for pregnancy but that my progesterone level was very good at 59. I was (or am, depending on how optimistic I'm feeling) especially hopeful this cycle because I thought I was having the famous "triphasic" BBT pattern with a substantial jump in my BBT on 8 DPO (went from 98.5 to 99.1). Since then my temps have stayed in the high 98's. I have not had something like this before, or at least not this obvious, on my previous charts.

    I know that the progesterone I'm taking is affecting my BBT and my high lab number, but I'm wondering if there is still hope that the blood test was maybe taken too early to detect enough HCG?

    Thanks.

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    Hi and Welcome! My husband and I have been ttc for 12 months now too and I have been using clomid for 4 and progesterone for the last 6 months. When taking the progesterone it does make the number go higher and the only way to bring it down is to have a period. So I would assume that if you don't get pregnant in the nxt 10days you should have a period but I don;t know for sure. That is what happened to me. I took 2 blood tests they were hcg neg. My ob said stop the progesterone and in 2 days my period came. I hope you can get some answers. But I hope your pregnant!!!!

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    My BBT dropped considerably this morning which makes me think my progesterone is dropping and my body is trying to get ready to have a period. I also took HPT this morning - BFN. So I think I'm going to stop the progesterone suppositories and do a second round of clomid this next cycle. At least my LP is long enough now that if something was floating around it would have had time to stick hopefully.

    Cycle #13 coming up - hope it is more auspicious than unlucky for me

    Best wishes to all who are still hanging in there this cycle and good luck to those who are starting a new one.

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    That is what I have to do too. I have to stop the progesterone to get the period to start. Your dr doesn't do a blood hcg first to make sure your really not pregnant? My dr says once I get pregnant I have to continue taking the progesterone for a few months. This is month 12 for us ttc. I have been on clomid,estrogen and progesterone for 6 months now.

    Lets hope this cycle is it for you and me : )
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    My ARNP told me to do a blood test this Wed if I don't get my period before then. I think after the neg HPT yesterday, I was feeling frustrated and ready to get on to the next cycle. I even snuck two coffees which I have been abstaining from for a while DH convinced me to stay on the progesterone just in case the HPT was wrong...I think it's a long shot but I guess anything is possible. My BBT went back up this morning so we'll see....

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